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Coastal Retreat For Musicians
Applications close 18 January

Music Tasmania has teamed up with Vibestown to present a summer retreat for musicians before Party in the Paddock kicks-off on 8 February.
MOFO Presents Adam Simmons
19 January, Tasmania
A workshop led by Adam Simmons, a multi-instrumentalist and composer heavily influenced by American musician Butch Morris’s method of ‘conduction’, which is a way of leading an improvised musical performance through gestures and signals.
Australian Music Vault presents AMV Academy
22 – 25 January, Melbourne

The Australian Music Vault gives you the opportunity to join Australian artists experienced in a variety of music industry-related disciplines for a week of skill-expanding, interesting and fun workshops at The Channel.
Ironing Maidens Music Workshop
23 January, Griffith

The Ironing Maidens will be in Griffith to hold an electronic music production workshop and performance as part of their regional tour of NSW.

The Grant Song for Creatives
23 January, Victoria

A workshop for creatives presented by the City of Stonnington and delivered by Creative Plus Business.

The Australian Conducting Academy Summer School
25 January  – 2  February, Tasmania
Under the leadership of Course Director Johannes Fritzsch, who begins his three year appointment as the TSO’s inaugural Principal Guest Conductor in 2018, students will benefit from rehearsals with pianists as well as at least five orchestra calls with the TSO over the course of the school.

APRA AMCOS Female Songwriter Mentorships
Applications close 2 February
These opportunities are designed to provide the mentee with guidance on real life projects, practical advice on establishing a career, and support on expanding and honing the songwriter’s craft.

ANCA Presents Choral Reading Days
10 February, Melbourne
Join Annie Kwok and Dan Walker as they sing through new repertoire ideas.

ANCA Presents Choral Reading Days
11 February, Launceston
Join Annie Kwok and Dan Walker as they sing through new repertoire ideas.

Surviving Solo: Tips for Soloists
11 February, Online
British cellist Jacob Shaw guides soloists on what a solo career means in our modern world and the pros and cons of doing it alone. To take part in the webinar email [email protected]

ANAT Synapse Residency Program
Applications close 26 February
Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) is calling for applications from artists and scientists for their prestigious Synapse Residency program, which supports creative research collaborations between more than 100 artists and scientists.

Teacher PD Workshop – Inspire Your School Choir
2 March, Victoria
Want to make your students sing with glee? Choir director, Sally Gawley will share simple and effective tricks of the trade to enable you to launch and run a vibrant school choir that students will want to join.

Young Women in Jazz
Applications close 9 March
A workshop program for female musicians aged 14 – 25 who want to learn more about jazz and improvised music.

Teacher PD Workshop – Performing Arts For Your Classroom
4 May, Victoria
Want to make your curriculum sing? Learn how to incorporate performing arts into your classroom. Whatever your skill level, join Laura Knowling and Alex Utz as they bring music, drama and movement activities to life.


Folk Music:
Australia Folk Blogspot – A terrific resource for folk enthusiasts  

Contemporary Music:
Anatomy Music Focused Podcast
– A collection of podcasts on Australian contemporary artist and music industry issues

Industry Advice:
Beyond the Stage Podcast

3MBS and Susan de Weger present Beyond the Stage podcast, 30 minute interviews with highly trained musicians who have built successful careers in law, medicine, business and social enterprise. These podcasts will share career stories on how music education is a unique and valuable training for career success in any industry.

Australian Audio Guide
A collaborative endeavour by The Wheeler Centre and Audiocraft, the Australian Audio Guide collates podcasts and radio programs on a variety of topics – food, live storytelling, arts and culture, nature and place, sound art, music, parenting, social issues, and the list goes on. The guide celebrates audio creations with regular interviews, features and listening suggestions.

The Place of Music in 21st Century Education
Open Online
What do children need from education now, and in the future? This five module course is not just for classroom or ensemble music educators. It’s suitable for anyone interested in creativity-infused education, in contemporary education issues, and in the integration and use of digital technology.

The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health
Free online Course
The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health explores personal and community health and wellness strategies using visual arts mediums. Each online module showcases the applied use of creative visual practices. The short course run by the University of Tasmania is designed to introduce you to a range of practices that promote focus and connectedness to ourselves, our relationships and the world around us.


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